Disjointed Jottings by Robert Smith (A.K.A. TyCobbsTeeth)
How to Sell Your Book in Independent Bookstores
In my last article, I showed you how to get your self-published book stocked in mainstream bookstores. Getting into independent bookstores can be easier, depending on the quality of your book. Indie stores are usually more open to hosting local authors for book signings than mainstream stores because they don’t have tight ties to big corporations that set rules against supporting local self-published authors.
Here are 3 easy ways to get stocked in an independent bookstore:
- List with Ingram. Ingram Book Group is the largest wholesaler/distributor of books in the world. Almost all indie bookstores have an account with Ingram, so the easiest, most sure-fire way to get stocked on their shelves is to have your book listed with Ingram.
- Consignment. Unlike mainstream bookstores, indie bookstores love local authors. Putting your books on…
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